Northern Territory GiovernmentDefence of Darwin Experience

General Information

Opening hours:

9.30am - 5pm, 7 days a week

After hours by appointment

Closed - Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday


Please note that the following admission prices are valid from 18 February 2012 and will admit visitors to the two facilities on the East Point Military Precinct; the Defence of Darwin Experience and the Darwin Military Museum.

Adults - $18.00

Children (5-16) - $8.00

Families (2 adults; 2 children) - $40.00

Seniors/Pensioners (Non Territorian) - $13.00

Seniors/Pensioners (Territorian) - $8.00

School groups - FREE


ADF and international Armed Forces members - $13:00

A 'Territory' pass is available - this enables holders to free visits for one year after the initial payment of an entry fee.

Further concessions available - for more information contact the Defence of Darwin Experience.


Dedicated free car parking, including disabled parking, is located at the front of the Defence of Darwin Experience.  Additional parking is located across the East Point precinct and includes parking for buses.


Toilets, including disabled toilets, are available within the Defence of Darwin Experience.

Disabled Access:

The Defence of Darwin Experience is wheel-chair friendly with all exhibitions and facilities located on the ground floor.

Photography Policy:

Photography and videography is permitted in the exhibition galleries for private purposes only, using hand-held equipment and existing light only (no flash).  Photography and filming of objects on loan from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is permitted.  Photography and filming of all other loan objects is not allowed.  Labels state whether an object is from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory's collection or elsewhere.

For commercial photography and filming permission, as well as any media enquiries, please contact the Darwin Military Museum.